Georgia Tech @ The Topology and Geometry of Low Dimensional Manifolds Conference

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday July 12, 2018 - Sunday July 15, 2018
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: The University of Texas, Austin
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  • Fee(s):
    Registration is requested.
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A.Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences


Summary Sentence: School of Mathematics Professor John Etnyre, one of four organizers, leads the Georgia Tech delegation.

Full Summary: Georgia Tech mathematicians led by John Etnyre join others in the University of Texas, Austin, to discuss recent trends in low-dimensional topology.

  • Fun with knots (Courtesy of John Etnyre) Fun with knots (Courtesy of John Etnyre)
  • John Etnyre (Photo by Renay San Miguel) John Etnyre (Photo by Renay San Miguel)

The conference will bring mathematicians together to discuss recent developments in smooth and symplectic low-dimensional topology and geometry. It is being held at the University of Texas, Austin, to celebrate the the 60th birthday of UT Austin's Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in Mathematics Bob Gompf.


The conference centers around the mathematics of Gompf. The organizers are Gompf's former Ph.D. students, including Georgia Tech School of Mathematics Professor John Etnyre.

  • John Etnyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Laura Starkston, Stanford University
  • Jeremy Van Horn-Morris, University of Arkansas
  • Jonathan Williams, Binghamton University

Etnyre is leading a delegation of Georgia Tech students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.


All the speakers are either collaborators of Gompf's or are working on problems related to Gompf's past and current work. 

  • Inanc Baykur (Umass Amherst)
  • Yasha Eliashberg (Stanford)
  • Shelly Harvey (Rice)
  • Rob Kirby (Berkeley)
  • Tian-Jun Li (Minnesota)
  • Tye Lidman (NC State)
  • Gordana Matic (University of Georgia)
  • Jeffrey Meier (University of Georgia)
  •  Allison Miller (UT Austin)
  •  Tom Mrowka (MIT)
  •  Danny Ruberman (Brandeis)
  •  Hannah Schwartz (Bryn Mawr)
  •  Andras Stipsicz (Renyi Institute)
  •  Bulent Tosun (Alabama)
  •  Kouichi Yasui (Osaka)


Registration is requested. Register here.

For schedule, list of participants, and local information, visit the conference website.


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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Jun 12, 2018 - 11:28am
  • Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019 - 2:53pm